Educational Blogging

It’s a first! This year I have taken the plunge into educational blogging with my new grade 4, 5, 6 class! I am so excited to begin this journey with my students and I am sure it will be a fun, rewarding and enlightening experience.

Last year I began writing ‘Miss Spink On Tech’ to share the ways I use technology in the classroom. In the beginning it was a daunting and nerve racking process, but now I love blogging so much and can only hope that I am able to share this love with my students. I love the way this blog has made me more reflective and in turn has developed my practise as a teacher.

Towards the end of 2011 I began using Google Sites and and created a site for my P, 1, 2 class. I embedded the comment feature and was able to dabble in a form of ‘blogging’ with these students. I was amazed at how excited the students were to get involved and I loved seeing how excited they got when global visitors commented on their work! It is also important to note the standard of writing that students were setting as they understood the importance of writing quality comments. This reaffirmed my desire to embark on an educational blogging with a new class in a new year.

And so it begins…Welcome to the Grade 4, 5, 6 Class blog!

http://acps456.blogspot.com.au/

So come and join us on our journey through blogging this year! I know my students would love to hear from students and teachers all over the world! Please help me show my students how powerful blogging can be!

What do you like about blogging with your students?

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3 Comments

  1. Hi Bec,
    After reading your post I thought that I really must bite the bullet and get my students blogging. I had been sulking at only being able to have them blog on EdQs Learning Place (so only other Queensland teachers and students can view and comment).
    Anyway, I got seven kids started today, they changed their avatars and backgrounds, and one student posted a comment. They were so excited.
    I can see it is going to be a great way to get reluctant writers writing!
    Thanks for the inspiration, Louise

  2. Hi Louise,

    I am so glad you have started blogging. Even if it is within QLD schools. Your students will still be learning valuable skills.

    Good luck with it,

    Bec

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